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(mcgeo33) - F
Early Spring AT/Nordic Gear List on 12/15/2013 19:27:31 MST Print View

I'm putting together some gear for a Late February/early March hike in southern Scandinavia or the AT. It will probably be too early in the season to leave winter clothes behind and I fear the possibility of a 10 degree cold snap. Haven't purchased a backpack, but I will assume about 30oz for a $100 pack. Any idea how to go lighter?

Base weight is around 7 + 1.8(pack) = 8.8 lbs excluding winter gear.
Winter gear is 1.25lbs.
Worn clothes are 4.3 lbs.

Gear Weight

Packing System
Pack Not purchased yet

Sleeping Gear
Revelation X 20 Reg/Wide 26.36 Expect light snow fall
Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Short 9.46 Prefer CCF, but this might be too much for 3 season?

GG Polycyro Ground Cloth 1.48
Hexamid Solo Plus, Guylines, Cuben Sack 12.46
10x 6” Titanium Stakes 2

Cooking / Food Gear
.9L Evernew Pot, Mesh Sack 4.38
Snowpeak Titanium Spork 0.53
½ Light Load Towel for Dishes 0.25
Mini Bic 0.4
Cat Stove 0.21
Fuel Bottle .5
Roll Top Blast Food Bag 1.4 Used to keep food dry, bear/rodent hang

Water Storage
1 Quart Powerade 1.5
1 Quart Powerade 1.5
2L Saywer Squeeze Bladder 1.34 Unsure of water conditions
Saywer Mini 1.8 Primary filtration
Saywer Mini Plunger 1.16 Don't want to mail drop. Needed to back flush?

Clothing Carried
Dri Ducks Pants 3.81
Dri Ducks Jacket 5.33
Patagonia Houdini 3.56
Arcteyrx Atom LT Jacket 12.53 Wear around camp. Wear to sleep if temp drops below freezing
Fleece Hat 1.27
Sea To Summit Head Net w/ sack 0.99 May be too cold for bugs?
Thermarest Stuff Sack Pillow 1.73 Made of cordura/fleece. Seems to be waterproof

Misc Items
Smartphone, Case 5.54 Navigation, GPS, Camera, Backup flash light
Fenix LD01 0.6 Primary flash light
Swiss Army Knife Classic 0.7
Suunto Clipper Compass 0.14 Wont likely use. Got lightest possible.
Zpacks Travel Toothbrush, Case 0.25 Swapped out into lighter case
Toothpaste Tube 1.16 Considering baking soda
½ Light Load Towel 0.28 For anything other than dishes
Credit Card, Passport, Cash, Wallet
50ft Z-Line Slick 1.75mm 0.95 Bear bagging, Hanging clothes
4x Mini D Carabiners 0.4
Chap Stick 0.53 Will look for a lighter tube
Feather Weight Mirror 0.74 Hygiene, checking for ticks?
SAK Pen, SAK Toothpick, SAK Tweezers, Ear Plugs, Case 0.39
Sport Eyz Sun Glasses 0.35
2x Cuben Repair Tape 0.67
6x Large Safety Pin 0.21
Pro Tick Remedy Tick Key 0.07
Westcott 2.5” Titanium Scissors, Case 0.28 For cutting nails, leuko tape, packages
Backup Bic Mini 0.4
AquaMira Drops, 2x 10ml BPL Droppers 1.24
First Aid, Sewing Needles, Super Glue, Dental Floss 1.87 Immodium, Gauze, Ibuprofen, Antibiotic, etc
Duct Tape Probably wont bring due to having leuko/cuben tape
Leuko Tape For blisters
USB Charger for Phone
Soap Quarter bar of soap for occasional use

Worn Clothing
C9 Running Shorts 4.31
Injinji Performance Lightweight Mini Crew Toe Socks 0.78
C9 DuoDry Quarter Zip Shirt 8.4
ExOfficio Nylon Pants 8.43
OR Sun Runner Cap 2.79
Teva Hurricane XLT Sandals 23 Estimated weight. Haven't measured yet.
Outdoor Products Trekking Poles 21.07 Cheap walmart aluminum trekking poles

Winter Clothing
Fleece Neck Warmer 1.87
Neosport 2mm Neoprene Socks 2.4 Keep feet warm in snow, ice water
OR VersaLiner Gloves 2.58 Have removable 100wt fleece liners
Patagonia R1 Jacket 9.77 Not sure if bringing. Nice to have in case of cold snap.
Costco Merino Socks 2.51 Sleep socks

Anthony Huhn
(anthonyjhuhn) - F - MLife

Locale: Mid West
A few tweaks on 12/15/2013 21:26:56 MST Print View

I personally find a couple of items to be questionable.

The pad would not be warm enough for me.
I use an exped down mat ul7 for cold weather, but for your temp range the exped syn mat ul7 would probably work just fine and only weighs 16oz.

No personal experience with the hexamids but I would hate to have one with the possibility of snow, there is nothing stopping you from getting a lot of spindrift in the tent. I guess this might be partially negated by the use of AT shelters.

I would hate to use an alcohol stove in the winter. Check out some of the recent threads about inverted canister stoves for low fuss and sort of low weight. I think the fire-maple 118 is the current maority favorite.

I know that I would want more than my atom lt and a shell for hanging out cooking etc... at 20 degrees. I would think the r1 would probably supplement the atom quite well and is a pretty popular clothing choice.


Edward Jursek

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Early Spring AT/Nordic Gear List on 02/08/2014 12:22:54 MST Print View

My Hexamid Twin got snowed on last September and it really struggled with the snow load.There was some overall sagging (not from the material, but structurally) and I had to knock snow off the shelter several times during the night. Another guy had his Hexamid Twin collapse under the snow load. The Hexamid Solo may fare better structurally but I would be concerned. I would also go with a bathtub style ground sheet. I ended up getting a used MLD Duomid for shoulder season hiking.

Edited by on 02/08/2014 12:25:19 MST.

Patrick Matte
(JPMatte) - M

Locale: N. Georgia
pack on 02/09/2014 12:41:34 MST Print View

If you can sew or just beginning, make a ray way pack. Will under your weight and cost estimate/budget. Mine weighs in at 8.5 oz and easily handle all of your gear.